Bicycles

512x384_Low flow looking south - bicycling

Take a relaxing ride in a quiet part of the refuge.


The Low Flow Conveyance Channel East Service Road offers almost eleven miles of gravel roadway with little to no motor vehicle traffic and provides a relaxing bicycle ride with the opportunity to catch a glimpse of some of the more secretive wildlife that call the refuge home. Bicyclists should be prepared to fix a flat tire; many of our plants have spines and thorns. Stay back from the steep edge of the channel. 

Other portions of the refuge open to year round bicycling include the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro - Point of Lands Overlook and the two-way road bisecting the Auto Tour Loop. The State of New Mexico allows bicycling on Highway 1. Use caution on this busy road and railroad crossing. 

During the summer, April 1 through September 30, the North and South Auto Tour Loops are open to bicycle traffic. To reduce disturbance to migratory waterfowl during times of peak migration, these same areas are closed to bicycling from October 1 through March 31 in order to not disturb the cranes, geese and ducks for which the refuge was established.

Electric bicycles (e-bikes) are allowed in the same areas and during the same seasons as bicycles.